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device. right now it's a bad mix on the roads. treacherous conditions across our area. this particular accident blamed on black ice. another major commuter alert. some crumbling subway stations get a makeover. and response this morning to allegations of match fixing in some of tennis' biggest events. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everybody. 5:00 a.m. on this monday, january 18th. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm kerry barrett in for darlene rodriguez today. >> the black ice is a major condition. we've already had one major crash blamed on that ice. storm team 4 has coverage of the weather and conditions. we're going to start with chrissy chris cimino cimino. what's going on here? >> we have plummeting temperatures. we had a little snow that came on through last night. some of that's melted. now we're getting the wind kicking up. the feels-like temperatures are in the teens. they're going to drop into the single numbers through the morning hours. by tonight, we could see subzero windchills. feels like 14 now in sussex, 15
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actual air temperatures in the mid and upper 20s through the hudson valley. icy spots galore. the city at 29 degrees. below freezing everywhere you go. dropping through the 20s now throughout new jersey as well. winds will continue to increase. by tonight, we're looking at skies becoming partly cloudy and temperatures in the upper teens. check out those winds chills down around zero if not below. the cold air is with us. we may have more snow in our future. we'll talk about that in a bit. let's talk early morning commute. how is it looking? >> a couple problems. we will start with the long island expressway in queens, where we have an accident heading eastbound out by exit 18. that shuts down two lanes. because it's so quiet out there on the roads, it's not really causing a delay. do use caution today because of the icy conditions. let's take a live look outside at the george washington bridge, where things are moving along nicely into the tolls. good news here, you didn't have access to the harlem river drive or southbound river drive all weekend. that construction was supposed to be out there until 8:00 a.m., but it's already wrapped up. everything is free and clear in that area. more weather and traffic coming
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>> lauren, thanks very much. we already have one significant crash being blamed on ice this morning. right now a stretch of the bronx river parkway is shut down. it's going stay closed at least until tomorrow. "today in new york's" katherine creag is there in yonkers. kat, quite the scene there that drivers have to deal with. >> reporter: absolutely. we've seen salt spreaders at least making their way down this road, only authorized vehicles are allowed because the road is closed for everyone else. we want you to take a look at this map. a major closure. the bronx river parkway southbound is closed between where we are, scarsdale road, all the way to desmond avenue. it's a little more than a le. a very scary scene when those multiple crashes happened. one suv ended up dangling off the edge of the road against the bronx river parkway south. 14 cars ended up being involved in this huge wreck. drivers told investigators ice caused them to slide and crash with other drivers. it happened around 9:00 at night.
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minor injuries. a public works spokesman said this stretch of the bronx river parkway southbound and the palmer avenue bridge will be closed until tuesday because there are repairs that need to be done to guardrails, part of the roads. today is a holiday. they apparently have to get a private contractor to help out with the road repairs. a live look at the road closures here. bronx river parkway south. but at least it is a holiday, so you won't have so many drivers on the road utilizing this. back to you. >> kat, you can see even just where you are that ice glistening off the roads and how difficult it must have been. >> reporter: it certainly is. on the ramps and roads itself. you can see it here. again, salt spreaders have been up and down this stretch. they're the only ones allowed on this road. >> thank you so much. we have another commuter alert. major renovations mean headaches for some brooklyn subway riders. beginning today, work is starting on nine stations along the "n" line.
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seven manhattan-bound stops will be closed for more than a year. the mta says this work will rehab the station entrances and the platforms, making thofem a little more user friendly. while these makeovers are welcome, riders say 14 months is a long time to wait. >> i don't like it. i can't travel to my friend's house to coney island. it affects me going to work. so i got to reroute every day now. >> and you're going to have to reroute for quite a while. the mta making shuttle buses available to take riders to the next open station. commuters can also back ride, meaning they can take the subway further into brooklyn and then transfer to a manhattan-bound train. breaking news in the bronx right now. somebody tried to rob an off-duty police officer in the mt. hope section. that officer shot the suspect. right now police may be looking for additional suspects as well. we have a crew on their way to that scene. we'll bring you an update on this breaking story as soon as we get it. all right. it is 5:04. time for weather and traffic on
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we do have a lot to get to. thankfully it's a holiday, so roads. anyway. >> that is good news. temperatures keep on dropping. we don't see any great additional amounts heading our way. th is the arctic air arriving. temperatures continuing to drop this morning. there could be a band or two of snow flurries or snow showers afternoon. 20s right now. yeah, it's cold, but it's going to get even colder as the winds start to increase. it's dropped to the upper 20s in the city. you'll see those temperatures across long island drop to the 20s too. i think we spend most of this day with temperatures generally in the mid and upper 20s. sunshine mixed with the clouds, but the wind will howl over 30 miles an hour at times. the windchills will be down into the single numbers for the midday and late afternoon. again, maybe a passing snow flurry or two. more on the cold in the seven-day outlook coming up. here's lauren scala. >> good morning, everyone. it you're getting on the rails today because 's a holiday,
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metro north is on a saturday schedule. lirr and nj transit both have a holiday schedule in place. path has a modified schedule. if you're getting on the ferries, staten island ferry is operating on a normal weekday schedule. new york waterway varies by route. sea streak has a holiday schedule in place. you don't have to move your car today. and we'll have more weather and traffic ahead. >> thank you. ou soon you could see fewer horse-drawn carriages on n york city streets. the final details of a plan being worked on to be approved by city council. this deal puts a limit on the number of carriages and would restrict them to central park. the plan reduces the number of horses from 180 to 110 by december. then by october of 2018, a stable would be built in central park to house 75 of those horses. in the bronx now, crews working to fix a water main break.
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near 167th street and prospect avenue. it flooded streets. some of the residents there lost power for a while. the water also threatened a nearby school and forced a church there to cancel services. the water main eventually shut down so crews could repair it. the families of three americans released by iran are now eagerly awaiting to be reunited with their loved ones. we saw them arrive yesterday in switzerland. then they went on to germany to be checked by doctors. "the washington post" reporter jason rezaian is part of the prisoner swap. it was timing with the beginning of the nuclear deal with that country. the sister of one of the other released americans, amir hekmati, says she is relieved. >> we have been on pins and needles, dying to see him. >> when americans are freed and reunited with their families, that's something we can all celebrate. >> as a result of this, every
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told, go capture an american. >> republican presidential candidate marco rubio also criticized the swap. he spoke out on nbc's "meet the press." right now the state department working with iraqi officials to find three americans who may have been kidnapped. reports say they were taken by militias along the road to baghdad's airport. we're told the three of them are civilian contractors. their names have not been released, and the u.s. embassy does admit that security around the capital is getting worse. we're now learning about an important development in the search for those two missing helicopters off the coast of hawaii. debris was spotted consistent with the helicopters. so far, no sign of the 12 marines lost in the late-night training mission. this morning, the australian open is under way as tennis is surrounded by allegations of match fixing at its highest level. confidential reports leaked to
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16 players, all of them ranked in the top 50, have been repeatedly flagged to the tennis integrity unit for throwing their matches. however, the report alleges that all of the players involved were still allowed to play. >> corruption is very difficult to detect and to obtain the evidence to prosecute these people who go down that path. >> the bbc and buzzfeed not releasing the names of the players, but they say tennis officials have kept a close eye on these players as far back as 2003. 5:09 right now. ahead, a children's book about george washington pulled. we're going to tell you why it caused some controversy. and a college athlete in big trouble for taking out his frustration. did you see this? and we're also watching the roads very closely now. there's a major lack ice problem that we've had out there. taking a live look there at the george washington bridge. we'll have weather and traffic
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5:12 right now. breaking news in the bronx. three armed men tried to rob an off-duty police officer. that officer apparently shot one of them.
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ago near the intersection of creston avenue and east 179th street. "today in new york's" lori bordonaro has just gotten to the scene. >> aneporter: what we know right now is an nypd officer was the victim of an attempted robbery. you can see a huge response here at the corner of east 179th street and creston street. that officer was able to shoot one of the attempted robbers, but two others are still at large. police say that they are armed, one with a gun nd one with a knife. we just spoke to a man here in the neighborhood. he told us he heard at least five shots. he also says he spoke to the officer's mother, who is here the scene. she told him the officer was on the phone with his son. he was on facetime when those three men came up and tried to rob him. once they realized h was an officer, according to this witness who spoke to the mother,
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once again, one of those attempted robbers now in the hospital. two others still at large. police are searching for them at this hour. that's the latest from here. back to you. >> lori, thank you. it is 5:13. four things to know right now. isis aye ice is to blame for a pileup on the bronx river parkway. commuter alert. much-needed repair work begins today on nine "n" train stations in brooklyn. seven of them on the manhattan-bound side will be closed for a year. also a big announcement about new york city's horse-drawn carriages. a deal between the city and carriage drivers would put limits on the number of carriages and where they can go. service projects are planned today around the country to honor dr. martin luther king jr. in washington, the first family will continue their tradition of community service. a wreath-lays ceremony will also
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in our nation's capital. time for weather and traffic together. temperatures dropping into the 20s now. even in the city. four of a kind jersey city is 29. tribeca 29. 27 in staten island. it's lower 20s north and west to even teens. monticello, you're down to 16 degrees. the wind also on the increase now. we're seeing gusts over 30 miles an hour at laguardia and jfk. 25 miles an hour in central park. that's going to make these temperatures that are dropping feel even colder yet. as we look at the feels-like temperature right now, feels like 16 in newark, 19 at jfk. across long island, upper teens. same thing, hudson valley. feels like 11 now in newburgh. feels like 10 in sussex. 1 above zero is what it feels like in monticello. these temperatures will continue to drop through the morning.
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a lot going on. a band of snow flurries working its way through portions of the hudson valley. they've been dieing it out before getting to the city. one or two flakes could be in the air this morning. for the most part, not a lot of activity north and west of us. future tracker points that out. the first batch moves through this morning. here's the next batch between 4:00 and 6:00. that should be it. skies are going to clear out overnight, setting the stage for lots of sunshine tomorrow. but that sun is feeble in warming things up because the wind stays strong. 30, we peaked early today. i think we spend most of the day in the 20s. 29 tomorrow. that northwest wind is the predominant feature. maybe a passing flurry or two today. as we go through the middle of the week, not bad. the cold eases a little bit. we'll call it more seasonable. not as harsh with some sunshine returning with temperatures generally in the mid and upper 30s. it's by the end of the week and weekend things could get a little stormy.
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teens in most area. look what happens. it drops to the single numbers and low teens. this is noon. single-digit windchills north and west. when the sun goes down, we're talking windchills close to zero. a lot of single digits to below zero further north. could be a stray flurry. a brighter day tomorrow. abundant sunshine wednesday and thursday. clouds roll in friday. we'll watch for a coastal storm that could produce our first casignificant snow of the season. that would be friday night into saturday morning. more on the commute right now. let's get to lauren scala. >> thanks, chris. good morning. the biggest problem of the morning remains the bronx river parkway. katherine creag is live on the scene keeping us updated. a multiple vehicle accident that took place overnight caused some damage out there as well. bronx river parkway remains shut down southbound from scarsdale road to desmond avenue.
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closed. this is expected to remain closed through tomorrow. headsing over to east 167th street, we have a water main break out there. all lanes shut down between hall place and prospect avenue. otherwise, the roads look good. we had an accident on the l.i.e. eastbound by maurice avenue that just cleared. we'll take a live look outside at the tappan zee bridge, where you have a 45-mile-per-hour spreed speed restriction in place due to icy conditions. if you have to head out this morning, use caution. alternate side of the street parking rules are suspended today. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up. >> thank you very much. 5:18. now to decision 2016. it was a feisty democratic debate, and it's the last one before the iowa caucuses. nbc's tracie potts is in washington with the highlights. so much on the line because of the closeness between bernie sanders and hillary clinton. >> reporter: exactly. you can see why last night. if we take a look this morning at social media, our own focus group, internet searches, they're all pointing to sanders. what we learned last night is this.
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obama has been running the country, you're probably looking at hillary clinton. she's running on his record. she mentioned him over and over. be up if you are a democrat and you think there's room for improvement in the party, those are the people who are supporting sanders. >> we have a political revolution. >> president obama has led our country out of the great recession. >> reporter: clear differences between democrats on gun control. >> i have a d-minus voting record from the nra. >> he has voted with the nra, with the gun lobby nuke rous merous times. >> reporter: on health care -- >> i do not want to see the republicans repeal it, and i don't want to see us start over again with the contentious debate. >> we're paying the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs. >> reporter: on money -- >> i do not want wall street's money. >> reporter: and yours -- >> i'm the only candidate standing here tonight who has said i will not raise taxes on the middle class. >> reporter: bernie sanders and martin o'malley brought up hillary clinton's ties to wall street.
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secretary clinton, you did not go as far in wall street as i would. >> reporter: on foreign affairs, clinton calls russia's vladimir putin a bully and says their relationship -- >> it's interesting. >> reporter: they agree on going after isis, going slow with iran, and dealing with climate change, but their differences are what seem to be driving the polls now, just two weeks before iowa weighs in. now, donald trump's name came up a few times in this debate, but not nearly as much as we heard hillary clinton mentioned by the republicans. michael, kerry, back to you. >> tracie, thank you. scholastic pulling a school bome about george washington and his slaves. it's called "a birthday cake for george washington." it was released two weeks ago. it quickly came under fire for its depiction of washington slaves as happy workers. scholastic released a statement yesterday, admitting that, quote, the book may give a false impression of the reality of the
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5:20 right now. today college basketball officials are going to go over a tape that apparently shows a player tripping a referee. watch it for yourself. bottom right of the screen. reid unhappy that no foul was called and apparently tripped the ref as he ran by. he got called for a technical. he was ejected. you see there looks like a trip. the play may have cost oregon the game. utah won it 59-53. we'll see what else is going to happen. >> looks a little blatant. straight ahead ubering could one day be shuttling around people in the sky. the launch went as planned. the landing, not so much. see what happens when this rocket came down.
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back now on this monday morning. in today's cnbc money report, uber is launching a pilot program that could take the company to new heights. the aircraft manufacturer airbus says it's going to provide helicopters for uber's on-demand services. the project will kick off at the sundance film festival in utah. it tested its first chopper service with rides between manhattan and the hamptons in 2013.
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unfortunately, another setback for spacex. the company managed to launch a satellite into orbit yesterday, but they could not retrieve their falcon 9 rocket. it landed on the landing pad, but then it tipped over and exploded. it's the third failed landing. spacex's founder elon musk tweeted, a least the pieces were bigger this time. >> that's optimistic. >> they tried to land one on a barge. it's come my plicated. the whole idea is to be able to reuse them. >> it saves a little money. >> a little trial and error going on. >> they'll get it one of these days. >> we'll get it eventually in terms of winter weather. it's going to get us over the course of the next several days. we're in it for a while now. expect the temperatures to be basically in the 20s all day. 30 was the high. i think we already hit that early this morning. the wind will make it feel more
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could be a flurry with passing clouds. windy tonight and brutally cold. 19 is the actual air temperature with windchills in the single numbers to around zero. cold and windy again tomorrow. a little easing of that midweek. then we'll turn our eyes to the possible storm friday into saturday. we'll talk more about that in the next half hour. >> the roads are pretty quiet. it's a holiday. we have icy conditions. the worst of it on the roads is certainly the bronx river parkway closure. if you do need to get around today, we have plenty of service changes on your mass transit. metro north is operating on a saturday schedule. lirr and nj transit on a holiday schedule. path has a modified schedule if place. if you're getting on the buses, two detours, the b-36 and b-74. otherwise, nj transit, beeline, decamp all anticipatory operating on modified schedules. >> thank you. two new york city officials are trying to keep e-cigarette companies from marketing to
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dozens joined the city comptroller at a rally on the upper west side yesterday. they say e-cigarette companies are using those old marketing tricks of the tobacco industry to target younger people. the group says it's working, claiming more teens are vaping. >> it is not cool. it's not right. and stay away fmom our children. >> reality is they're marketing it to children right now. so nicotine is dangerous. we don't know whether or not e-cigarettes contain nicotine or any other chemicals which are dangerous to children. >> james says she would like e-cig marketing brought under the same fda regulations as regular smokes, but supporters of the vapeing industry say the products are a viable alternative to smoking. 5:27 right now. there's a commuter alert this morning. a major project is under way. unfortunately, it's going to make life miserable for a lot of people and do it for a long time. >> reporter: i'm lori bordonaro live in the bronx, where three
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one of those men now in the hospital, two others still at large. i'll have the latest coming up. if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching "today in new york." download the news 4 new york app
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the bronx. a robbery suspect shot by an off-duty officer. live pictures here. we'll have a live report coming up. also, freezing temperatures making for a dangerous drive. beware of black ice as you hit the road. and an historic deal. what it means for new york city's horse-drawn carriages. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everybody. 5:30 a.m. right now on this monday. it's january 18th. i'm michael gargiulo. >> martin luther king jr. day. i'm kerry barrett in for darlene today. >> storm team 4's chris cimino here with the forecast. we've had some major accidents in some places. >> it's due to the light snow we had yesterday and the refreezing of that overnight. temperatures continue to drop into the upper 20s. a lot of icy patches on untreated roadways. the wind will also begin to increase. notice temperatures dropping down to 20 in sussex. down to 14 in monticello. when the wind kicks in, it feels like 19 in the park.
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a sign of things to come for us as well. the winds continue to climb, the temperatures will drop a few more degrees this morning. a few patchy clouds. can't rule out a passing snow flurry or two, especially later on this afternoon. otherwise, it's partly sunny with temperatures generally in the 20s. almost 5:32 straight up. let's find out about that commute. >> thanks, chris. a new accident report just came in. this one southbound on the saw mill parkway out there just after the cross westchester expressway. watch out for that. in addition to that, we have some roadwork on the new york state throughway this morning heading southbound by route 303. a lane or two blocked there. no delays because of this. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you very much. >> we want to get to breaking news news in the bronx where an off-duty officer shot a robbery suspect. this happened overnight. lori bordonaro has been talking with police. lori, what are you hearing? >> reporter: michael, we just spoke to a witness actually who
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shots here in this neighborhood. according to police, that nypd officer was the victim of an attempted robbery. it happened right here on east 179th street and creston street. you can see a huge response out here of officers. the area blocked off for the investigation right now. what we know is that the three men tried to rob the officer. the officer then fired and struck one of those men, who is now in the hospital. the other two men are still on the loose. police say that one of them is armed with a gun. the other with a knife. the witness tells us that he spoke with the officer's mother here earlier, who told him that the officer was facetiming with his on when the three men jumped him. they apparently took some of his belongings, then dropped them when they realized he was law enforcement. >> i heard the first five shots. i immediately got dressed and stayed on the phone with the 911 operator. i gave them a description while he was standing there with his weapon drawn and one individual down.
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police still looking for two men believed to be involved in this attempted robbery. back to you. >> thank you very much, lori. it is 5:33. this morning, new york airport workers taking a stand. they're fighting for more pay. contract workers from jfk and laguardia airports planning to march and hold a civil disobedience rally later today. yesterday the daily news posted an op-ed from governor cuomo pushing for airport employees to get a wage bump to $15 an hour. air train service back to normal at newark airport. the monorail lost power last night just before 6:00. they sent shuttle buses to pick up about 200 travelers. the power came back about 7:15. officials say this outage was caused by a tripped power line. soon you may see fewer horse-drawn carriages in new york city. working on the final details of a plan. this is deal would put limits on
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essentially restrict them to central park. the plan reduces the number of horses from 180 to 110 by december. and it requires a stable be built in central park by october of 2018. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. what i found interesting about today's situation is it's not super, super cold, but just cold enough, i guess, to cause those problems. >> and again, we had just enough snow and moisture to deal with putting that little glaze on the roadways. if the roads have been treated, they're fine. it's those that haven't been treated where we still have icy patches. the winds going up, temperatures going down. not a good combination. that usually means nasty windchills. a few passing snow flurries can't be ruled out today. below freezing our temperature will stay monday right through tuesday. we probably don't get above the freezing mark until sometime wednesday afternoon. single-digit windchills heading your way this afternoon. there you see a couple flurries up to the north. one little batch in rockland and
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not a lot behind that one. that's the actual leading edge of the true arctic air. you may see a brief snow flurry, a snow shower in some spots early on this morning. then i think we get a break. later this afternoon, another flurry a possibility. in between, it's partly cloudy, windy, and cold. 27 at noon. it'll feel more like the upper single numbers to the low teens by the mid to late afternoon hours. seven-day forecast just ahead. if you're heading out the door on this monday morning, how's it looking commute-wise, lauren? >> plenty of changes to mass transit for the holiday. two bus detours, the b-36 and b-74 for the city. nj transit will vary by route. beeline and decamp operating on a saturday schedule. as far as the ferries go, the only one operating on a regular weekday schedule is the staten island ferry. metro north is on a saturday schedule. lirr and nj transit on a holiday. path operating on a modified schedule. and you do not need to move your car today. you can sleep in. alternate side of the street parking rules suspended. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> thank you very much, lauren.
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weather and traffic right now. the intersection of that. it's all about the ice on the roads this morning. there's a stretch of the bronx river parkway shut down after ice caused a pileup. "today in new york's" katherine creag is there in yonkers. we should point out, this is a shutdown that's going to last for some time. >> reporter: it is going to, mi michael. not just hours but a whole day. it won't be until tomorrow this is fixed because today is a holiday. one of these road closed signs was actually pushed by the wind a little bit ago. we want to show you this map because there are major road closures around this area. the bronx river parkway southbound closed between scarsdale road and desmond avenue. it's a little more than a mile because of a scary accident. a scary scene when those multiple crashes took place. one suv ended up dangling off the edge of the road.
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in this huge wreck. drivers told investigators ice caused them to slide. ten people were hurt, minor injuries. also, a public works spokesman said this stretch of the bronx river parkway and the palmer avenue bridge will be closed until tuesday. apparently they have to get a private contractor to do the work here. that won't be done in a matter of hours. to do it. again, this stretch of the bronx river parkway southbound closed between scarsdale road and down toward desmond avenue. back to you. >> kat, we see some of the cars being redirected behind you. thanks very much. we have a commuter alert as well. more than a year of subway troubles in store for some people in brooklyn beginning today. the work is starting on nine stations. these are along the "n" line. that work will shut down seven manhattan-bound stops from ft. hamilton parkway to 86th street. they'll be shut down for about 14 months. the mta says the work will rehab the station entrances and the platforms, making them a little
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the mta is making shuttle buses available to take riders to the next open station and commuters can also back ride and take the subway further into brooklyn and then transfer to a manhattan-bound train. police are investigating a hate crime in the bronx where a man was attacked by two men yelling "isis, isis." this morning the victim is speaking out through an interpreter. he says he was wearing traditional muslim clothing. he was picking up his niece at ps-119 when he says he was attacked. >> translator: at that time, two people was calling "isis, isis" and followed me. >> he says the two suspects punched him several times, kicked him to the ground. he was treat theed a a nearby hospital with cuts and bruises to the head and face. community leaders are urging
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that attack to come forward. also this morning, a yonkers man is behind bars accused of killing his own mother. police arrested 27-year-old andre coverdale. his 50-year-old mother found stabbed to death inside the bedroom of her schroeder street apartment saturday. there's no word as to what may have caused the deadly confrontation. black ice made roads slippery and dangerous. this is in jersey city overnight. a pileup shutting down the elevated roadway approach to route 1-9 for several hours last night. a tow truck driver tells us as many as 25 cars were involved. he says once they began to slide, there was no way for them to avoid cashing into one another. >> it's a bridge, so there's air underneath it. the temperature dropped. the road froze up. that was it. everybody just started sliding. >> fortunately, there are no reports of any serious injuries. 5:40 now. a new york city man is in the hospital after falling 30 feet
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it happened at the platform at the new brunswick train station. new jersey transit says the 36-year-old man was just leaning against the doors of an out-of-service elevator yesterday morning with the doors suddenly opened. it took rescuers an hour to get that man out of the shaft. he was taken to the hospital with a back injury. 5:40 right now. on long island, a last-ditch effort to save bus routes in nassau county has failed. yesterday, the nassau intercounty express stopped services to 11 bus routes. nassau county legislator laura curren suggested using a tax surplus to help fill the budget gap. but bus officials say the lost 11 routes only impact 2% of their daily riders. 5:41 right now. ahead, why one local law makers is fighting for better cell service. plus, sean penn talking about his controversial republican interview with the mexican fugitive el chapo. what he says stunned him. and it is freezing outside. the roads are icy. we'll have weather and traffic
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we'll tell you where to be careful.
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welcome back. 5:44 on a monday. it's a holiday for many folks. hopefully you have the chance to
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if you don't, you have to step out into cold temperatures and increasing winds. some slippery roadways too. nothing too bad, a lot of roads treated. watch for icy spots, black ice here and there. a few clouds, 29 degrees right now, windchills in the upper teens. headlines featuring blustery and bitter windchills. we'll have a good deal of sunshine through the middle of the week. seasonably cold temperatures. right now, though, temperatures continue to drop through northwest new jersey. down to 19 in hackens town. oakland, new jersey, coming in at 25. city is 29. long island still seeing a couple 30s. i don't think we'll see those in the next hour. this progressively colder arctic air pushes in. windchills still not too bad. feels like 19 in the park. 19 at jfk. 16 your current feels-like temperature in newark.
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the goose egg in monticello. that's going to be the trend. these feels-like temperatures will get lower and lower. storm tracker quiet. a couple snow showers moving across portions of northern westchester county. we may see that move to fairfield county in the next hour. i think a break then maybe another snow shower later this afternoon. future tracker shows that through the morning hours. the snow flurries dissipate. there's one more band that comes through between about 4:00 and 7:00. after that, it really clears on out. but it's cold and it stays windy right through tomorrow despite the fact tomorrow we see a good deal of sunshine back in the picture. temperatures will not be getting above freezing until probably wednesday. dropping into the 20s and staying there today as the winds pick up out of the north and west. windchills near zero at times, at least in the lower single numbers. it's bright, bitter, and blustery tomorrow. temperatures no better than the upper 20s in the afternoon. future cast feels-like temperatures, watch what happens to these numbers.
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that's what it's going to feel like through the afternoon. by the evening and overnight, zero to 5 above just about anywhere you go. some subzero windchills well to north and west tomorrow afternoon. not a great recovery tomorrow afternoon. at 1:00, still feels like 12 degrees. actual high temperatures in the upper 20s. tomorrow, back to the upper 30s. clouds could lead to some snow. we'll watch the possibility of our first significant snowstorm. that would be friday night into saturday. temperatures in the lower 30s. a mix of sun and clouds by sunday. back to the upper 30s. let's head to lauren scala. any new trouble spots out there? >> we have a new trouble spot out there. the roads are still pretty quiet, as you can see. lots of green on the maps. after all, it is a holiday. a lot of people not working today. not much of a commute. but we have a couple problems and icy conditions out there. on the saw mill heading southbound by 287, there is an accident in the left lane there. of course, we do have the bronx river parkway shutdown. us.
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the palmer avenue bridge is also closed because of some damage. heading over to the bronx, we have a water main break that shuts down east 167th street between hall place and prospect avenue. keep that in mind. we'll take a live look outside at the belt parkway by jfk airport. still very quiet out there. this is what most of the major roads look like. this is even slightly more congested than most of them, and it's still pretty light out there. alternate side of the street parking rules are suspended. we'll have your next weather and traffic update on the 4s. >> thank you. the nypd sending its condolences to the family of a fallen officer in utah. doug barney died from a single gunshot wound to the head. police say they approached a man and a woman who were walking away from a wreck when the man fired a single shot and killed the officer. the suspect, 31-year-old cory lee henderson, was later killed by police. 5:48 now. in western new york, a small college town is reeling from a possible double murder-suicide over the weekend.
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dead in a home about 35 miles south of rochester. the woman and one of the men were both student-athletes at suny. the other man was a former student. they say the suspect is believed to be one of the deceased. 5:48. actor sean penn admits he is still scratching his head over the secret meeting he had with mexican drug lord joaquin " el chapo" guzman. penn said the meeting had to be just as dangerous for mexico's most wanted man as it was for him. it was actually held at his hideaway. but penn assumed that he was being watched by officials. >> i assumed they knew about it, and i say so in the article. i was stunned that he would risk our trip. i was stunned.
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mexican police were tracking penn, and that, they say, allowed them to recapture guzman. penn admits that guzman had some editorial control over the resulting "rolling stone" magazine article. a connecticut police officer is off the job, accused of making a workplace threat. bristol police say adam quinn was arrested by his own department saturday night. he's charged with breach of peace. the department says the general public was never at risk. if you're a cell phone user whose calls keep getting dropped, senator chuck schumer would like to hear from you. he's asking new yorkers to e-mail complaints about their cell phone dead zones to his office. he plans to compile a list of the problem spots and forward it to the companies and ask them to do something about it. >> when i drive through the beginning of the brooklyn -- through the mouth of the brooklyn battery tunnel, very busy traveled area, it always drops. on 34th street on the fdr drive, it always drops. and so many people i have talked
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>> senator schumer says that cell phone dead zones are more than just an inconvenience. he says they could be dangerous if a call is dropped in an emergency. 5:50 now. two brothers-in-law finally knocked the force right out of first place. "ride along 2" cruised to the top of the weekend box office. >> give me my keys. >> why does your car smell like burnt toast? >> that's not toast. >> that's of course ice cube and kevin hart. picked up $34 million in its debut. that ended the month-long reign of "star wars: the force awakens awakens." actually dropping to number three. "the revenant," a lot of people talking about this film and what it's going to mean for leonardo ty dicaprio, is number two. >> tough to watch? you've seen it? >> i have. very intense. but well done. >> worth it. >> good job, leo. >> good job, leo, if you're watching which you're not.
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time. watch what happens with the coast guard arrives over a sinking ship. and on a frigid day, it's a big crowd gathering at a local beach. we had a celebrity sighting, you might say. a special sendoff that brought them there. you're watching "today in new york." lease a 2016 lincoln mkx for $399 a month
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the common core rollout was a disaster. parents knew it. teachers knew it. and now, governor cuomo's task force is doing what's right. state tests don't unfairly count against students. and test scores won't be used in teacher evaluations. less testing. greater focus on learning. that's a start, but there's more to do. let's work together to
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fair learning standards that help every child -- in every neighborhood -- succeed. 5:45u right now.
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second chance with the paparazzi. they were found injured last fall on long island, but they were nursed back to health by the riverhead foundation. the foundation released them into the ocean off of hampton bays. i love this scene. they're also being tagged now so that they can be tracked. i love the way they flop on to the water. >> and your seal is almost as good as pat battle's dolphin. or maybe that was a stretch. >> yeah, i think so. michael was talking. you didn't realize how bad it was. looks like a well-fed seal though. treated him well. back into the wild he goes. we go back into the wild of the day that's going to feature cold an wind. it's winter and it's going to feel like it the rest of this week. could be a passing snow flurry or two with a mix of sun and clouds. that biting breeze will make it feel more like the teens and single digits in the windchill department. upper teens tonight with a partly cloudy sky in the city.
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least single digits by tomorrow morning. get ready to bundle up. >> lauren, what's going on? >> in addition to the bronx river parkway, we now have a closure on the saw mill. southbound after the cross westchester expressway, all lanes shut down with a pretty serious accident. you'll need to head to the sprain brook parkway or the throughway. of course, i'll keep you posted. then if you are getting on to the new york state throughway in rockland county, here's what it looks like southbound by exit 9w. there's some roadwork out there. not causing too much of a delay, just a little slow going. otherwise free and clear. >> very good, lauren. thank you. florida reporting its first tornado-related death since 2012. it's been a long time. at least two tornadoes ripping through central florida saturday night. in one home, two people were killed, five others hospitalized. meteorologists are blaming the el nino pattern for this unusual january tornado. this morning we're seeing a flawless and dramatic coast
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conditions at sea. two men were pulled from a sinking sailboat in the gulf of mexico. the coast guard says the hull was cracked and taking on water. that's when a crew got there by helicopter, but you can see it here on this rescue line. the rescuers were battling 40-knot winds, really battering people around, and 20-foot swells. they were able to hoist those men to safety. just imagine how terrifying and how skilled you have to be to bring somebody in as that thing is swinging. >> and you got the chopper stirring up all the waves and stirring up all the waves and the wind additionally. it's insane. glad they're all doing well. next at 6:00, time to check the pantry. there's a new recall involving nuts. also at 6:00 a.m., people in need of help are left waiting. we'll tell you what a 911 operator is accused of doing instead of answering emergency calls. if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching. download the news 4 new york app on your mobile device. we're back in two minutes.
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breaking news. an off-duty officer opens fire during a robbery attempt in the bronx. and it is official. there's a new deal that'll change the future of the city's horse-drawn carriage industry. also ahead, be careful on your morning commute. some icy conditions are to blame for a 4 14-car pileup in westchester county. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everybody. 6:00 a.m. on this monday, january 18th. a day we honor dr. martin luther king jr. i'm michael gargiulo. >> thankfully it's a holiday. i'm kerry barrett in for darlene today. we've been talking about weather and traffic all morning long. there's a snow alert now in effect for the city's department of sanitatmen. the city salt spreaders have been out overnight in hot pursuit of this in the hopes of keeping the roads and sidewalks from icing er. >> we have a team of reporters checking the conditions for you. we're going to start with storm
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>> we've got northwest winds that continue to increase. the temperatures continue to drop. we've lost another two degrees in the last hour. any moisture that was on the roads from yesterday's light snow is now aheet of ice. that's why if it's not treated, be careful. 15 is what it feels like in the park. 11 the windchill in newark. feels like 1 below zero in monticello. actual air temperatures generally falling through the 20s. we have this band right here of snow showers. it'll sweep on through. we'll see a brief flurry or two northern new jersey through the city and parts of long island. within probably the next hour or so. after that, kind of a mix of clouds and sun expected through the day. still could be a pop-up snow shower later on in the afternoon and evening. look for the wind and the cold to be the main weather feature. we'll be sandwiched in with a couple morning flurries and maybe a couple late afternoon snow flurries. temperatures generally staying mid and upper 30s. lauren scala, latest problems. what's new? >> we still have a closure on the bronx river parkway.
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on that in a moment. we also have a closure on the saw mill. this is southbound just after the cross westchester expressway. fire department and ems out there on the scene. you can see delays starting to build. you'll want to head to the throughway or sprain brook. we'll look at the inbound side of the lincoln tunnel. a five to ten-minute rait there getting into the tolls. at the george washington bridge and holland tunnel, no delay at all. we'll have more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. >> okay, lauren. thanks so much. much more on the commute concerns in a minute. first, we want to get to breaking news happening in the bronx. there has been a shooting that involves an off-duty police officer near the intersection of creston avenue and east 179th street in the mt. hope section. "today in new york's" lori bordonaro is there ith the latest on just what happened. >> reporter: and michael, police say that three men tried to jump that off-duty police officer, but he was able to shoot one of those attempted robbers. this is where it happened here
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street in creston avenue. right now the area here is blocked off. you can see a lot of police officers out here gathering evidence. the other two men allegedly involved were able to get away. police say that they are armed, one with a knife and one with a gun. as for the man who was shot, he is in the hospital. a witness who says he spoke with the officer's mother tells us that the officer was facetiming with his son when the men tried to rob him. they apparently took some of his belongings and then dropped them and took off when they realized he was a member of the nypd. >> the officer was on the phone with his son on facetime actually, with his mother and so they live on the corner. he told his mom he was on his way home. that's when three individuals approached him and tried to rob him. >> reporter: still a very active scene here at this hour. again, police searching for two men allegedly involved in this attempted robbery. that's the very latest from here. back to you.
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6:03. new this morning, icy conditions being blamed for a serious crash that forced officials to close down part of the bronx river parkway. the roadway not expected to reopen until at least tomorrow. "today in new york's" katherine creag in yonkers with what you need to know if you're headed out the door this morning. is it snowing on you? >> reporter: it is, kerry. that's the first thing i was going to tell you. not only is it icy out here, it just started to snow a little bit. we want to show you what is happening out here. the road is closed. the ramp is closed. the bronx river parkway. we want to show you this map. it's the southbound that we're talking about. bronx river parkway closed between scarsdale road all the way down to desmond avenue. it's a little more than a mile. it really was a huge crash. a scary scene when those multiple collisions happened. one suv ended up dangling off of the edge of the road. 14 cars in all ended up being involved in this spectacular wreck.
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believe ice caused them to slide and collide with other drivers. ten people were hurt. minor injuries. a public works spokesman said this s etch of the bronx river parkway southbound and the palmer avenue bridge will be closed until tuesday because today is aenoliday and they need a private contractor to come in and make some fixes to the guardrail, also the palmer avenue bridge. so it won't happen today. it likely will be reopened tomorrow. not everyone has the day off. there are drivers out on the roadway, but it won't be so busy compared to a normal workday. at least that's good. but it is still so icy for those people out there. back to you. >> so dangerous. kat, thank you. time for a check of weather and traffic. we're going to start with chris cimino. i was on the road lake those ike those drivers early this morning. you just have to go very gingerly. >> well, you don't know what's wet, what's frozen.
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just slow down your pace. that's the bottom line. you can see the narrow band of snow showe coming through. yonkers now at the leading edge of that little band of light snow flurry activity. even in the city we could see a flurry or two for the next half hour to 45 minutes. what to expect, the main weather feature is the wind and the cold. temperatures continue to drop. the wind continues to climb. there will be a few passing snow flurries early and another round maybe later in the day. temperatures staying below freezing today and tomorrow. we don't get back above the freezing mark until wednesday amp sometime. we're looking at single-digit windchills. it's a rough one out there this morning. going to get rougher in terms of the cold and the wind. temperatures keep dropping back through the 20s, back to the upper 20s this afternoon with sun and clouds. single-digit windchills. lauren scala stand g by with the latest if you're heading out the door. >> plenty of changes to mass transit because of the holiday. staten island ferry operating on
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york waterway and sea streak on modified schedules. lirr and nj transit operating on a holiday schedule. schedule. you don't need to move your car today. meter rules still apply. we'll have your next weather and traffic update on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you. coming up on 6:07. iraqi forces are setting up check points, putting helicopters in the air. they're looking for three missing americans who were reported to be kidnapped. reports say the americans were grabbed by militias friday along the road to baghdad's airport. we're told the three are civilian contractors. the state department is not identifying them or confirming that have, in fact, been kidnapped. three americans released by iran being debriefed before they can go home to their loved ones. they arrived in switzerland yesterday, then went to a military hospital in germany. they were released as part of the prisoner swap. that coincided with the start of the u.s. nuclear deal with iran.
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"washington post" reporter jason rezaian. also, saeed abedini and amir hekmati. >> when americans are freed and reunited with families, we can all celebrate. >> as a result of this, every back actor on earth has been told, go capture an american. >> republican presidential candidate marco rubio also criticizing the swap on nbc's "meet the press." the democratic presintial candidates came out swinging in last night's debate. >> you've received over $600,000 in speaking fees from goldman sachs in one year. >> i have a plan that most commentators have said is tougher, more effective, and more comprehensive. >> hillary clinton talking about her plans to reform wall street. the candidates also sparred over health care during the nbc news debate. clinton fighting back against
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he was weaker on gun control. >> he has voted with the nra, with the gun lobby pneumonia reduce times. >> i have a d-my nous voting record from the nra. >> martin o'malley also taking part. the iowa caucuses and new hampshire primary are said to be tight races between clinton and sanders. the "today" show will have a full breakdown at 7:00 a.m. meanwhile, president obama and the first lady expected to join the nation in answering a call to service on this holiday honoring martin luther king jr. the president, first lady, and daughter malia spending last year's holiday at a boys and girls club in washington, d.c. the first family helped assembly literacy kits designed to help kids improve their reading and writing skills. the u.s. market is closed today for the holiday, but overseas stocks in tokyo continue to slump. they're weighed down by concerns
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falling crude oil prices. soon you could be seeing fewer carriages and petty cabs on city streets. they are working on a plan to reduce the number of horses, the hours they can work, and where they can go. also in the deal, a stable would be built in central park, and the plan would keep petty cabs from operating in central park south of the 85th street transfers. 6:10 right now. still ahead, another setback for the private company spacex. also, the vik tinl ctim of a hate crime speaking out. and we'll have weather and traffic on the 4s coming up.
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6:13 right now. four things to know this morning. we're following breaking news in the bronx. an off-duty police officer shot a suspected robber. the alleged robber in the hospital now. police are looking for at least two other ice is to blame for this 14-car pileup on the bronx river parkway. a southbou d stretch of that road will be closed until tomorrow. a major station renovation project that started today at 9:00, "n" train stations in brooklyn. seven of those stations, the manhattan-bound side will be closed for more than a year. shuttle buses will be available, and you can head to nbcnewyork.com for full details. also, trader joe's recalling packages of raw cashew pieces of salmonella concerns. they have a best-before date of july 17th. so far, there are no reports of any illnesses. all right. 6:14 on a monday morning. temperatures continuing to drop. we're now down to 27 degrees in the park.
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we've seen gusts over 35 miles an hour in parts of the area. blustery and bitterly cold as we go through the day today into tonight. windchills could slip to around zero. you need the hats, gloves, scarves, and a big old coat. sunshine through the midweek period, but it's on the crisp side still. although, not quite as cold. we're down into the 20s now, even across long aisland. 27 in the park. down to 23 in white plains. teens in northwest new jersey up towardsgo monticello. colder yet to the west. check this ou it's 6 in cleveland, 8 in louisville, 4 below zero in chicago right now. 12 below in minneapolis. that cold air is stacked all the way up into central canada. 20 to 25 below zero. these are actual air temperatures. there's a lot of arctic air stored up. the steering currents breaking off ittle pieces and bringing it towards us each and every two to three days. wind gusts over 35 miles an hour
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just under it at jfk. most gusts across new jersey between 20 and 30. 35-mile-an-hour wind gusts in newburgh. that translates into feels-like temperatures like 15 in central park. feels like 14 in newark. 9 in oakland, new jersey. current windchill in white plains down to 7 degrees. feels like 11 in poughkeepsie. feels below zero in places like monticello. this is just the beginning of what's going to be a 24 to 36-hour period of very cold stuff. little band of snow showers and flurries working their way through right now. northeast sections of new jersey seeing some of that. there's not much more behind it. there may be the when another ribbon that moves through later today. the wind stays quite strong both days. in the middle of the week, cold eases a little bit. back to 37 on wednesday, 36 on thursday.
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will build in on thursday. then we're going to watch for the possibility of a more significant storm by the end of the week. look at these feels-like temperatures through the day. only in the low teens. single digits tonight to near zero in parts of the area. not a big recovery tomorrow. feels a little better by wednesday. 36 thursday. clouds increase friday. all the computer models seem to be coming together on this one. we'll watch it friday night into saturday. could be the first widespread significant snow for the tri-state. a little after 6:17, let's find out about the commute from lauren scala. >> thanks, chris. good morning. a bunch of problems on the roads. we're going to start with a live look at the george washington bridge, where we have an accident on the inbound upper level. you can see things crawling across the span there. that does block a lane. the lower level is the way to go. things moving along nicely. delays don't even go back to the tolls yet, even from the upper-level accident. i'll continue to keep you posted on that. in addition to that, a bunch of other problems. we have an accident on 202 after
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the mt. ivy section. in addition to that on the new york state throughway heading southbound into the tappan zee bridge, roadwork still out there. there's a stretch, a slow patch there as you make your way down by exit 10. once you get past that, it clears up. heading over to the taconic, southbound by pleasantville road, you have a disabled vehicle that blocks a lane. it's a slow ride through there. dhere are our closures. the saw mill is closed southbound after the cross westchester expressway. you'll need to take the sprain brook parkway or the thro hway. we still have the bronx river parkway shut down. this will remain shutdown until tomorrow. the palmer avenue bridge is also closed. one more for you in westchester county. the cross county parkway westbound, an accident before new rochelle road in the left lane. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. 6:18 right now. search crews appear to be
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icopters off of hawaii's coast. they have found a debris field, and it is consistent with the chopper. so far, no sign of the 12 marines lost in that late-night training mission. their helicopters apparently collided on thursday. happening now, hate crime detectives are searching for the suspects who beat a muslim man in the bronx while reportedly yelling "isi " this morning, that victim is telling his story, speaking through an interpreter. he says he was targeted. he tells news 4 he was wearing traditional muslim clothing. he was picking up his niece at ps-119 in park chester friday evening when he was attacked. >> translator: at that time, two people was calling "isis, isis" and followed me. >> heenays the pair punched him several times, kicked him to the ground. his eye is still bruised. community members and police are urging anyone with information about this attack to come forward. on long island, a last-ditch effort to save bus routes in nassau county has failed.
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inter-county express stopped service to 11 bus routes. one legislator suggested using a tax surplus to help them fill their budget gap. but bus officials say those 11 routes only impact 2% of daily riders. 6:20 right now. up next, see the touching wedding photo going viral this morning. >> a little later, a controversy around a children's book. why a publishing company is pulling a new release about george washington and his slaves. you may get an idea as you look
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downtown from our sky cam. 6:23 right now. another setback unfortunately for spacex. they managed to launch a satellite into orbit yesterday, cibut they could not retrieve the falcon 9 rocket that brought it up there. in this video, you see it land on the landing pad. that part was good, but then it tipped over and exploded. it's the third failed landing for spacex. an image of a a touching moment between a bride and her best friend has gone viral. this south dakota bride is warming hearts around the world thanks to the special bond she shares with her service dog. 3-year-old bella helps valerie deal with stress and anxiety. the wedding photo now an internet sensation, capturing the kind of comfort provided by service dogs everywhere. >> does the dog have a little dress on? >> yes. >> oh, how cute. >> how adorable. >> i know.
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>> i love the head tucked in. unconditional love. that's what it's all about. keep your pets warm, too, today. keep yourself warm as well. we have cold arctic air moving on in. a few snow flurries right now just over the city. you may run into a flurry across long island in the next half hour, 45 minutes. after that, just a mix of sun and clouds. it's about the wind and cold, really. temperatures continue to drop into the 20s. we'll generally say in the mid and upper 20s all afternoon. could be another passing flurry late afternoon. windchills near zero tonight pewith lows in the upper teens. the cold eases midweek, and it could get interesting this weekend. >> i like it. no commute on the weekend. that's the bright side. >> possibly good timing. >> well, this morning we have somewhat of a commute to get through. we have a bunch of problems on the roads.
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this just came in uptown e and f trains running local from roosevelt avenue to 71st avenue. if you're getting on the major commuter lines, metro north has a saturday schedule in place. lirr and nj transit have a holiday schedule. path is on a modified schedule. lots of problems on the roads. i'll ave the details coming up. >> thank you. 6:25. up next, an update on that breaking news that we're following out of the bronx. >> reporter: i'm lori bordonaro live in the bronx, where police say three men tried to rob an off-duty police officer. one of those men is now in the hospital. the other two on the run. up. >> reporter: and i'm katherine creag live in yonkers, where ice is to place for a huge crash here on the bronx river parkway. part of it is closed. 14 cars were involved. i'll have the latest coming up. if you're about to head out the door, take uses with you. keep watching "today in new york." download the news 4 new york app
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the common core rollout was a disaster. parents knew it. teachers knew it. and now, governor cuomo's task force is doing what's right. state tests don't unfairly count against students. and test scores won't be used in teacher evaluations. less testing. greater focus on learning. that's a start, but there's more to do. let's work together to support sensible and fair learning standards that help every child -- in
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breaking news. an off-duty police officer shoots a suspect during a robbery attempt in the bronx. and be careful behind the wheel.
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for a 14-car pileup in westchester county. plus, a commuter alert. the major subway station renovation project that's going to cause headaches for months to come. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everybody. 6:30 a.m. right now on this monday, january 18th. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm kerry barrett in for darlene today. >> storm team 4's chris cimino here with the forecast on a day when we've had black ice problems on the roads. >> that, we have. we've got some cold temperatures and strong, gusty winds also accompanying this. any snow that fell last night, left a little residue on the ground, refreezes quickly. the winds are increasing, the temperatures are dropping. still a few passing snow flurries. i think we stay below freezing right through today, tonight, tomorrow, tomorrow night, and early wednesday. maybe wednesday afternoon we finally crack the freezing mark again. we're looking at single-digit windchills by this afternoon. right now it feels like 15 in the park. feels like 6 already in oakland. 11 in newark. windchill 14 at k. feels like 8 in long branch when the wind kicks in.
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plan on bundling up. a mix of clouds and sun. a brief passing flurry early and again late in the day. temperatures generally in th e upper 20s with windchills in the teens and single numbers. le s get to lauren. >> with we have a couple problems on the roads. i'll start with good news. the saw mill has reopened southbound. all lanes were shutdown by the cross westchester expressway with an accident. that's cleared. we have an accident inbound on the upper level of the george washington bridge. you'll see delays building into the tolls. at least 15 minutes already. the lower level is the way to go. ov at the lincoln tunnel, it's a 10 to 15-minute wait. at the holland, no wait at all. delays on the throughway southbound because of construction still out there heading into the tappan zee bridge. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you. breaking news in the bronx. a shooting involving an off-duty police officer near the intersection of creston avenue and east 179th street in mt.
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bordonaro has been reporting on this all morning. lori? >> reporter: michael, police tell us that three men tried to rob that off-duty police officer, but the officer was able to grab his gun and shoot one of the men, injuring him. it happened at about 4:00 this morning here on east 179th street and creston avenue. still a lot of police officers out here. you can see they're going door to door, looking for witnesses and evidence. they're also still searching for the other two men and say they are armed, one with a gun, the other with a knife. we spoke to a witness a little earlier, who tells us he heard at least five shots. he said he spoke to the officer's mother, who told him the officer was facetiming with his son when the men jumpe him. he says that's when they tack the officer's i.d. and cell phone, then dro ed everything and tried to run when they realized they had robbed a police officer. >> i heard the first five shots. i immediately got dressed. i stayed on the phone with 911. i gave them a description through the window while he was
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weapon drawn and holding one individual down. >> reporter: the off-duty police officer was not hurt in this incident. again, one of those men still in the hospital. the other two on the run. that's the latest from here. back to you. >> okay, lori. thank you. 6:32. new this morning, a 14-car pileup has shut down part of the bronx river parkway. officials say ice is to blame. katherine creag is in yonkers with what you need to know. the weather still bad out there. >> reporter: absolutely. the wind seems to have picked up. it's snowing off and on. the ice really is what caused this spectacular crash. you can see as a result, this road is closed. the ramp is closed. part of the bronx river parkway closed southbound. we want to show you this map. the bronx river parkway, scarsdale road to desmond avenue, it is closed. the southbound lanes. it's a little more than a mile. a very scary accident scene when those multiple crashes took
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ended up dangling off the road. there were 14 cars total involved. drivers told investigators it was ice that caused them to crash with other drivers. ten people were hurt with minor injuries. public works tells us this stretch of the bronx river parkway and the palmer avenue bridge will open tomorrow. it'll take all day today, apparently part of tomorrow as well, to fix this because they need to get a private contractor. as we give you a live look, the road is closed here. it is windy. it's picking up. we've seen some salt spreaders go down that way on the southbound lanes of the bronx river parkway. authorized vehicles only. back to you. >> quite a mess, kat. thank you. 6:34 right now. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. kat really showing us, chris, what can happen, even with the shift of temperatures and the moisture that we had. >> temperatures keep dropping. that's not good news for any moisture on the roadways or walkways for freezing. again, getting colder as we go
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the wind is kicking up as well. 26 in murray hill. 25, jersey city. 24, staten island. the city has slipped to the mid and upper 20s. low 20s down the jersey shore. upper teens in northwest sections of new jersey. lower teens in portions of the catskills. with the wind, it feels more like single digits to the low and mid-teens right now. one little band of snow flurries across union, essex county as well. again, beware. there still could be a few more flakes in the air. look for a mix of clouds and sun during the afternoon. this 30 is kind of deceiving. temperatures will stay in the mid and upper 20s. windchills down in those single numbers and teens. rest of the seven-day forecast coming up on the 4s. here's lauren scala with your commute. >> the new jersey roads have been behaving themselves this morning with the exception of one accident. the garden state parkway in the toms river area.
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transit today, we have a budge of changes. staten island ferry is operating on its regular schedule. all trains have less frequent service. just leave yourself a bit of extra time. alternate side of the street parking rules are suspended today. meter rules still apply. your next weather and traffic update on the 4s. now to a commuter alert. some brooklyn subway riders are in for more than a year of travel troubles. seven manhattan-bound stops on the "n" train line from ft. hamilton parkway will be closed for 14 months. the mta says the work will rehab those station entrances and platformings s to make them more user friendly. while the makeovers are certainly welcome, the riders who have to take those trains say it's going to add a at more time to their morning commute. >> i don't like it. i can't travel to my friend's house to coney island. it affects me going to work. i got to reroute every day now.
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buses available to take people to the next open station. commuters can also do what they call a back ride. you can take the subway back further into brooklyn and transfer to a manhattan-bound train. air trains up and running again at newark airport after a power outage. this is video from a passenger stranded on one of the tracks. the monorail lost power a little before 6:00 last night. several trains were evacuated. shuttle buses were sent to pick up about 200 passengers. power restored at about 7:15. officials say the outage was caused by a tripped power line. happening today, new york airport workers are planning to rally and fight for more pay. contract workers from jfk and laguardia plan to hold a civil disobedience rally today. yesterday the daily news posted an op-ed from governor cuomo. he's pushing for airport employees to get a bump up to $15 an hour. a connecticut police officer
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accused of making a workplace threat. bristol police say adam quinn was arrested by his own department saturday night. he's charged with breach of peace. the department says the general public was never at risk. also, a 36-year-old man in the hospital after tumbling 30 feet down an elevator shaft. new jersey transit says he was leaning against an elevator door at the new brunswick station when the door suddenly opened. it took rescuers an hour to get him out. he was taken to the hospital with back injuries. a funeral was held in new jersey for a young woman whose car was found overturned in the pennsylvania passaic river. hundreds gathered to say good-bye to devorah stubin. the 22-year-old had been missing for two days. that was before her car was discovered on saturday night. >> i don't even have words it's so draj tragic. >> for a young girl, a 21, 22-year-old girl who has her life ahead of her, for this to happen to any family is -- it's too hard to imagine.
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suffered from a seizure disorder. investigators now trying to figure out if that played any role in her disappearance. actor sean penn speaking out about his controversial interview with mexican drug lord joaquin "el chapo" guzman. penn appeared last night on cbs' "60 minutes." he spoke about the dangers for both him and guzman. they met at guzman's secret hideaway while he was on the run from police. penn says he assumed his movements were being watched. >>ment ment ment ment i assumed they knew about it. i say so in the article. i wa stunned that he would risk our trip. i was stunned. >> apparently they did know about it because that "rolling stone" magazine interview did lead mexican authorities to guzman. he's now back in prison. american prosecutors hope to extradite him to the united states to face drug charges. 6:39 now. the scholastic publishing company is pulling a children's
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his slaves. it's called "a birthday cake for george washington." it was released just two weeks ago. it quickly came under fire from online critics for its depiction of washington's slaves as happy workers. scholastic released a statement yesterday admitting that, quote, the book may give a false impression of the reality of the lives of slaves, and therefore should be withdrawn. 6:40. events promoting public service planned all around the city today, and it that is to leader martin luther k g jr. on a holiday named to honor him. >> just as i have a dream -- >> king spoke those famous words in august of 1963 at washington's lincoln memorial. he said he dreamed of racial equality for his children and for all americans. king was born 87 years ago as of last friday. 6:40 right now. still ahead, emergency calls left ringing and ringing. we're going to tell you what one
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need. an also up next, a funny new film finally knocks "star wars" from the top of the box office. plus, weather and traffic on the 4s coming up as we look at the gowanus expressway.
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live look there at times square. 6:44 right now on this monday. two brothers-in-law finally knocked the force out of first place at the weekend box office. >> all right. >> what do you got? >> are you going to hit this one? go, go. >> the two are funny together. "ride along 2" with ice cube and
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reign of "star wars." 6:44 right now. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. a little colder, chris. not quite "revenant" weather out there. >> let's hope not. we don't want to get to that cold and snow. temperatures in the upper teens, mine hill, 18. drop. we first came on the air, we were starting out near 30 in the city. we're down to 22 degrees. the arctic air continues to push on in. the wind increases so the feels-like temperatures keep dropping. we've seen it gust now to 32 miles an hour at newark. most folks gusting between 25 and 35. notice up in here, newburgh and white plains, a 38-mile-an-hour wind gust. down to 10 is what it feels like in central park. feels like 8 in oakland, new jersey. up towards white plains, feels like 7. 9 your windchill in long branch. below zero the windchill in monticello.
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serious bundling up needed with these increasing winds. we even have a little light snow in the city with a snow flurry coming on through. a very narrow band will slide through in a hurry. that should be it for a while. early on this morning, most of the flurries move off to the south and east. this is about 5:00 in the afternoon. there's one little ribbon of snow showers thatment m ko comes on through. a squall could dust the ground in spots. it doesn't last very long. then it clears out overnight. back to sunshine tomorrow. back to the cold and the wind again. the wind eases by tom rrow night and certainly by wednesday. we'll see a mix of clouds and sunshine. it will feel a lot better wednesday into thursday with more clouds coming into the picture on thursday. for today, upper 20s at best will do it this afternoon. 27 in places like larchmont. may not get out of the teens in places like roscoe.
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feels that warm. single-digit windchills throughout the day. near zero windchills tonight with a low of 19 in the city. numbers north and west. 10 in rock hill. 14, newton. 13 in morris plains. asbury park, 16. with the windchills, feeling closer to zero. seven-day forecast. quiet through thursday. temperatures get back to the mid and upper 30s wednesday and thursday. increasing clouds friday. all eyes turn to the possibility of a coastal storm. with the cold air in place, this could be our first significant snow of the season. it would be later friday into saturday. more on that in the days ahead. more right now on the commute from lauren. >> good morning, everyone. we'll show you for our connecticut commuters right now, if you have a commute today, what the conditions look like out there in fairfield county. we'll take a live look. visibility is not great out there right now. definitely take it easy. you could see icing conditions. a lot of vehicles on the shoulder over there. as i said, just take it slow this morning. heading over to the george washington bridge, we did have an accident out there on the
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that's since cleared. delays are still 15 to 20 minutes at least. at the lincoln tunnel, only about 15. delays. head to the lower level at the george washington bridge if you can. if you're headed to the tappan zee bridge, you're going to sit in some delays. an accident southbound by exit we had some construction out cleared. still a slow ride getting into this area. we've had katherine creag on this all morning long with the bronx river parkway remained shutdown southbound from scarsdale road to desmond avenue. the palmer avenue bridge is closed as well. this will remain closed through tomorrow as they did have to make repairs. alternate side of the street parking rules suspended today. meter rules still apply. back to you. >> lauren, thank you very much. 6:48 now. this morning, the australian open is under way as tennis is surrounded by allegations of match fixing at the highest level.
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leaked to buzzfeed and the bbc. these reports allege 16 players all ranked in the top 50 in the world have been repeatedly flagged to the tennis integrity unit for throwing matches. however, the report alleges that all the players involved were still allowed to play. >> corruption is very difficult to detect and to obtain the evidence to prosecute these people who unfortunately go down that path. >> the bbc and buzzfeed are not releasing the names of those players. the reports allege some players had suspicious matches that date back as far as 2003. >> an unbelievable story out of florida. calls to a 911 center went unanswered because investigators say the operator was on the other line ordering a pizza. >> it's going to be for delivery please. it's the sunrise police department. >> what can i get for you? >> that's not your normal 911 call transcript, is it? investigators say that was
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county emergency operator. she was on the job and placing the office's lunch order. meanwhile, a man collapsed at a local optometrist's office, and that emergency call went un swered. the operator was officially given a letter of reprimand. you would think there would maybe be another line that another employee could use to make that order. 6:49 right how it. up next, we'll show you the return home for two young seals. >> actual seals, not navy s.e.a.l.s.
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two harbor seals found injured on long island are back in the wild, released into the waters off of hampton bays yesterday. the two were taken in last fall, mo nursed back to health. both of them now have satellite tags so the foundation can track them and learn more about their movements. >> and they have a publicist as well. >> indeed, they do. >> the "today" show comes up. we want to check in with matt and tamron. good morning, guys. >> good to see you both. hope you had a nice weekend.
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monday, the presidential race growing even more intense. iowa just two weeks away now. the democrats trading jabs on the debate stage, while republicans donald trump and ted cruz step up their attacks on each other. we've got it covered. >> also ahead, would you be happy about it? why some schools are cutting class time to make room for four recesses. >> i got to think about that one. and something new we're calling consumer confidential. how often are passenger planes thoroughly cleaned? what should you avoid ordering from that drinkdcart? a former flight attendant is talking about the secrets of the airlines. as we get started on a monday morning here on "today." >> cannot wait for that. >> i don't know whether to ask you about four recesses or what you wouldn't order from the drink cart. >> i like the four recesses. i won't take anything with ice. >> okay, guys. thanks so much. up next" we're going to get an update on those black ice concerns for the morning commute.
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6:57 now. we want to get to that breaking news in the bronx. a shooting involving an off-duty nypd officer. >> "today in new york's" lori bordonaro is in the mt. hope section where all of this is happening. >> reporter: right now police are searching for two of the three men who allegedly tried to rob an off-duty nypd officer. it happened right here on east
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according to a witness, the officer was face timing with his son when the three men tried to rob him. the officer shot one of the men, injuring him. the other two men took off. police are now looking to find them. back to you. >> lori, thanks very much. we want to go to katherine creag. she's been in yonkers this morning, where icy conditions have caused major problems for commuters on the road behind you. >> reporter: yes, indeed. might be a holiday today, but some people don't have the day off. drivers a bit confused when they get to this point. the bronx river parkway, a huge stretch of it, closed between starsdale road and desmond avenue because of this huge crash that happened last night about 9:00 at night. 14 cars in total were involved. there. they were telling police officers, the drivers were, that it was ice that caused them to skid, lose control, and that accident happened. back to you. >> all right. kat, thank you. final check. >> i'm starting to get reports jersey.
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route 80. one of them eastbound just after exit 19. another one now eastbound in the rocksbury area. both due to slippery roads. we also have a slow ride if you're headed towards the tappan zee bridge. out by exit 11, there's an accident. the accident on the george washington bridge finally cleared. there's a 20-minute delay heading to the upper level. no delay to the lower. holland, no delay. that's all because it's a holiday commute. >> so chris, we can get a little relief where the temperatures get up a little bit? >> middle of the week. not today, not tomorrow. a couple snow flurries out there. that's probably why we're seeing slippery spots in portions of new jersey. fairfield county had a good snow shower that moved through. all of this activity slides off to the south and east. the wind and cold stays with us all day long. we could see a flurry later on this afternoon. really upper 20s for highs. teens tonight. windchills single numbers to below zero. upper 20s tomorrow. that's it. we finally crack the freezing
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